Government follows PM Modi's lead in leveraging social media: Prakash Javadekar

As a medium of empowerment and communication, social media enjoys a place of pride in government strategies aimed at the masses and the youth, says I&...

Red Ink Awards announced; Mrinal Pande honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

I&B Min Javadekar underlined govt's commitment to press freedom. Arnab Goswami, Rajdeep Sardesai & Piyush Pandey engaged in a spirited panel discussio...

Outlook, The Indian Express and Scroll apologize for inconsistent reporting

The Indian Express, Outlook and Scroll have apologized for committing certain mistakes in reporting. Outlook magazine lead the pack with an apology pu...

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar says press freedom is the essence of democracy

Addressing the press after taking charge, Javadekar said Modi government will ensure press freedom and also hoped for the government and media to work...

New I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar woos broadcast CEOs and heavyweights

Media leaders display high optimism in Javadekar following his commitment to media freedom, affinity to the press and strong inclination towards refor...

Cable operators should bring DD in the prime band: Prakash Javadekar

Speaking at Goafest 2014, the I&B Minister assured that all decisions will be taken by the Govt only after consulting all media stakeholders. He added...

There's no need for the Govt to intervene in self-regulation: Prakash Javadekar

In his first address at Goafest 2014 after taking charge as I&B Minister, Javadekar came across as a champion of freedom of press, co-operation betwee...

FICCI draws up roadmap to give a boost to the M&E sector

FICCI's suggestions to the Govt include relaxation in FDI limits in news broadcasting, smooth DAS implementation, auctions under different phases of r...

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar clears air about 100% FDI in news media

Javadekar has clarified that he never said okay to 100% FDI in news media and added that it is the industry that has to take the call. Currently up to...

100% FDI for distribution & STB manufacturing are sustainable solutions: Sudhanshu Vats

Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18 talks about digitization, taxation & licenses and other key issues the Modi government should address with the Uni...

Doordarshan owed Rs 80 crore from various govt departments

According to media reports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said that DD has not been paid outstanding dues to the tune of Rs 79.66 crore by various ce...

Digitisation deadline pushed back to December 2015

The Modi Government has decided to take this step after taking stock of the various issues involved that are yet to be resolved. These include getting...

100 days of I&B Ministry: Focus on digitisation, speedy clearance of TV channel licenses

Other focus areas include tax concession to domestic manufacturers of set top boxes, third phase of FM radio auction and using social media effective...

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar assures digitisation is on track

Javadekar announced at a meeting of the Indian Broadcasting Federation that the process will meet its new deadline of December 2015

Ensure digitisation is completed: Broadcasters to new IBF Board

The new Board of Directors at IBF has several tasks on its hand, most pressing is ensuring that the Phase III & IV of digitisation meet the deadline

MIB to revive task force to implement DAS III & IV

The nodal body will interface between the Government and the industry in all matters related to the implementation of DAS in the Cable TV sector

Govt revises digitisation deadline, adds to broadcasters' woes

The 2016 deadline for DAS IV comes as a relief for cable operators as they have two more years in hand, while broadcasters will have to wait for two m...

I&B Min calls for Indian set top boxes at DAS Task Force meeting

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar insisted that the process of digitisation should give options to consumers, affordable rates and include Indian set top...

Arun Jaitley to be the new I&B Minister

In the latest cabinet rejig, Prakash Javadekar will continue to look after Environment Ministry while Finance Minister Jaitley has been given the addi...

PM Modi, the three Khans, celebs & politicians celebrate 21 years of Aap Ki Adalat

Icons from Politics, Sports, Business and Spirituality came together to celebrate 21 years of Aap Ki Adalat with Rajat Sharma

1 Year of Modi Govt: MIB fast-tracks broadcasting sector, bottlenecks persist

From expediting licenses to enabling faster digitisation, the functioning of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under Modi govt has gained p...

Change of command at I&B ministry; third time in two years of Modi government

At a time when the e-auction for the second batch of phase III of private FM radio in the country is poised to take off, the Ministry of Information a...

Ab ki baar, FM radio ko bachao Sarkar! A plea for action

In an open letter to the PM and the I&B Minister, Vineet Singh Hukmani, CEO, Next Radio (Radio One), says unshackling private FM radio is a win-win fo...

Eliminate policy paralysis in FM sector, implore FM players to the new govt

With the change in the centre, private FM operators are hopeful that many long-standing roadblocks, including the Phase III migration, will be resolve...